©2019 by Alistair McVicar

To start, to share or just a little bit more

I cannot think of anything better than small seasonal plates of food that you share with friends. The best meals are always ones where we have a variety of dishes to share whether over the kitchen table or in a restaurant. The collection of recipes below reflect this and are small plates or bites.

Hot canapes, starters, snacks or small plates

Feeling peckish

  • Aubergine chermoula 

  • Braised Octopus with glazed onions and aioli 

  • Courgette fitters 

  • Char-grilled summer vegetables with Tapenade toasts 

  • Falafels with beetroot dip 

  • Fennel croquettes 

  • Fried parsley 

  • Gruyere and tarragon soufflé 

  • Jamie Oliver’s favourite crunchy squid with lime and chilli mayonnaise

  • Pea fritters with tarragon sauce 

  • Pork and fennel sausage rolls 

  • Red onion and goat’s cheese tarts

  • Sage, onion and bean bruschetta 

  • Spiced courgette and carrot fritters 

  • Spiced root vegetable cakes with Tamarind and date sauce 

  • Thyme soufflé

Cold canapes, starters, snacks or small plates

Tasty bites

  • Anchovy and chickpea crostini 

  • Artichoke crisps 

  • Baccala mantecato 

  • Beetroot and mint dip

  • Beetroot and orange cured salmon

  • Celery seed cheese straws

  • Creamy mushroom vol-au-vents

  • Crostini 

  • Hummus 

  • Jekka's version of panna (2008) 

  • Mushroom vol au vents

  • Mozzarella Bocconcini 

  • Pistachio and feta dip

  • Pickled rhubarb and salmon  

  • Pork, apple and sage raised pie 

  • Rocket and walnut pesto crostini 

  • Terrine of pork, smoked bacon and cranberries